This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be evaluated weekly throughout this recruitment process, with the first review date on October 12, 2020.The hiring authority reserves the right to offer positions at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.
WSDOT is seeking an innovative project manager who desires to fully utilize their analytical, negotiation, and communication skills. The Northwest Region Utilities Office is offering an excellent opportunity as a non-permanent Project Manager: Utilities Accommodations & Project Delivery Engineer. This position plays an essential part in the successful delivery of WSDOT design-build and design-bid-build administered transportation projects.
As the Utility Accommodations Engineer, you will be responsible for regulating and managing third party Utility projects on State right of way. In your role as the Utility Project Delivery Engineer, you will ensure that utility conflicts on WSDOT transportation projects are identified and resolved meeting design and construction schedules. You will coordinate Utility relocations and support negotiations between the Region Design and Construction Offices and Utility companies.
To thrive in this position, the qualified individual will need to be a self-starter, embrace continuous process improvement, be adaptable in a collaborative work environment, and have a strong commitment to advancing the policy goals of WSDOT.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Utility Accommodations & Project Delivery Engineer will:
- Review, analyze, and coordinate permit and franchise applications regarding utility projects affecting State highways.
- Ensures that new utility installations on state highways are compatible with safety, traffic, environmental, and engineering standards.
- Serves as Project Coordinator for utility relocation issues on WSDOT Projects throughout the Region. This includes identifying existing utilities, determining utility property rights, confirming and resolving utility conflicts, and coordinating the relocation of utilities within project limits.
- Acts as liaison between Project Engineering offices and utility companies coordinating and preparing utility agreements and service agreements.
- Represent the Utilities Office at project meetings and facilitate negotiations with engineering consultants, WSDOT cross-disciplinary support groups, developers, utility engineering staff, and local agencies to address utility conflicts.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Current unrestricted Driver’s License
- Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Sciences, or other relevant field (May substitute equivalent experience and education on a year to year basis).
- Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or closely related experience as a lead design or construction engineer.
- Experience and knowledge of transportation project design and/or administration of highway construction.
- Experience and knowledge of addressing Utility conflicts in relation to project design and/or construction.
- Proficiency with computer software for review of contract plans and to research and prepare Utility Franchises, Permits, and Agreements (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, ArcGIS, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC or Bluebeam, MicroStation/CAD).
- Ability to travel throughout the region on an as needed basis.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Knowledge and experience in utility and transportation design, right of way, and construction.
- Knowledge and experience in utility Franchise, Permit, and Agreement process.
- Knowledge and experience in working with public and private utilities coordinating complex relocations.
- This is a non-permanent, temporary position that is anticipated to last up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension or converting to permanent. This position is eligible for benefits.
- The salary listed includes the King County Premium.
- Applications will be evaluated weekly throughout this recruitment process, with the first review date on October 12, 2020. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer positions at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
- This position requires periodic, sporadic, or as needed travel throughout the region to perform site visits, meet with internal and/or external partners, or attend training.
- This position offers a flexible work schedule which includes teleworking with prior supervisory approval.
- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
- Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?
How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
- An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
- An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-12794 in the subject line.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.